Ensuring girls’ rights through school-based WASH and improved menstrual hygiene management in Pakistan and Nepal

2015 - 2018 • WaterAid

Purpose

Supporting 38,028 school children and teachers gain access to inclusive WASH services, enhancing gender equality in 110 schools in Nepal and Pakistan.

Activities

WaterAid will support 38,028 school children and teachers gain access to inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, enhancing gender equality in 110 schools in Nepal and Pakistan.

Women and Girls at school and 9,500 members of the community will be empowered to manage menstruation hygienically and with dignity. This will include improved WASH facilities, raised awareness, affordable supply chains for sanitary materials and increased institutional accountability

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Objectives

WaterAid aims to transform lives by ensuring that 38,028 people in Nepal and Pakistan gain access to sustainable WASH services including enabling women and to manage menstruation hygienically and with dignity. Within three and a half years:
- 110 schools will have safe, inclusive WASH facilities that are child, gender and disability friendly.
- 30,028 girls will be empowered to confidently manage their menstruation at school, with reductions in fear, stress and embarrassment associated with menstruation. 9,500 women in the community and out-of-school girls will also benefit from outreach to support them in MHM.
- 1,235 teachers will have improved knowledge to enable them to support children on MHM

Contact information

Connie Benjamin
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